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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Public Hearing: Z22-0020; Riney Elementary

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The City of Denton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and consider making a recommendation to City Council regarding a request by Denton Independent School District to rezone approximately 15.14 acres from Residential 7 (R7) to Publ...

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Development Notices
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing Z22-0017b Johnsrud Ranch Industrial

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The City of Denton City Council will hold a public hearing and consider approval of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, regarding a change in the zoning district and use classification from a Rural Residential zoning district to a Light Industrial ...

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Development Notices
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Public Hearing: Z22-0016/Oak Vista

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The City of Denton City Council will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, regarding a request for a change in the zoning district and use classification from Planned Development Residential 7 (PD-R7) to...

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Development Notices
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing S22-0003b Speed of Light

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The City of Denton City Council will hold a public hearing and consider approval of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas, regarding a Specific Use Permit to allow for a new monopole tower no more than 150 feet in height on approximately 4.37 acres of...

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Development Notices
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing DCA22-0007 Access Requirements and Cross-Access Code Amendments

The City of Denton City Council will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas amending the Denton Development Code, specifically amendments related to Sections 8.3.2C.1 Access, 7.8.10 Cross Access between Ab...

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Development Notices

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2022

Denton Small Business Profile - Chrysalis Clothing Gallery

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Denton Small Business Profile

In economic development, we see small business owners in Denton hustling to make their business into something they can be proud of and share with their families. It's not just a way to express themselves or provide f...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Denton Small Business Profile - Turning Heads Studio

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Denton Small Business Profile

In economic development, we see small business owners in Denton hustling to make their business into something they can be proud of and share with their families. It's not just a way to express themselves or provide f...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Denton Small Business Profile - Trendsetter Beauty Supply

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Denton Small Business Profile

 In economic development, we see small business owners in Denton hustling to make their business into something they can be proud of and share with their families. It's not just a way to ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Denton Small Business Profile The Cookie Crave

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Denton Small Business Profile

In economic development, we see small business owners in Denton hustling to make their business into something they can be proud of and share with their families. It's not just a way to express themselves or provide a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Meet the 2021 Award Winners

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2021 Mayor-Council Business Awards

City of Denton recognizes local businesses

 

DENTON, TX, [December 8, 2021] –  Each year the Denton Mayor and City Council Members have the honor of recognizing local businesses for their excepti...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 29, 2021

2021Mayor-Council Business Awards

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2021 Mayor-Council Business Awards

City of Denton recognizes local businesses

DENTON, TX, [October 27, 2021] –  Each year the Denton Mayor and City Council Members have the honor of recognizing local businesses for their exceptional support of City...

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Economic Development

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News Flash

Posted on: November 18, 2022

November 18, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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The Friday Staff Report for November 18, 2022, is now available online. For archived staff and informal reports, visit Staff Reports.

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: November 10, 2022

November 10, 2022 | Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: November 4, 2022

November 4, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: October 28, 2022

October 28 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: October 14, 2022

October 14, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: September 30, 2022

September 30, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: September 16, 2022

September 16, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: September 9, 2022

September 9, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: September 2, 2022

September 2, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: August 26, 2022

August 26, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: August 19, 2022

August 19, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Friday Staff Report to City Council
Posted on: August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022 | Friday Staff Report to City Council

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Current Job Opportunities

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Work with the best team in Texas! There are a variety of open positions currently open in the City of Denton. Visit Current Job Opportunities and the Human Resources Page for more information and to see the open opportunities.

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With the MyAccount feature, you can customize your viewing experience, sign up for notifications, and engage in information you care about. Check out Notify Me today!

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News Flash

Posted on: February 14, 2022

Prescribed Burn at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

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On Jan. 27, Denton Parks and Recreation in partnership with the City of Denton Fire Department conducted a prescribed burn on 6.4 acres at the Davis Prairie Loop just north of the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, located at 5792 Hartlee Field Rd.

This ...

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Keep Denton Beautiful
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Plastic Film Recycling - We did it!

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Over the past few months, Keep Denton Beautiful collected thin film plastics from residents to recycle and now our community has won a high-performance park bench. Our collections at City facilities has ended. Even though the collection is over, you can s...

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Keep Denton Beautiful
Posted on: January 4, 2022

2022 Eco Resolutions

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As the saying goes, "New year, new me"! Every year we make New Year’s Resolutions such as join the gym, pay off debt, save money, and other similar goals. These are all great resolutions. However, this upcoming year is the perfect time...

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Keep Denton Beautiful
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Tips for Fall Flowers

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Our resident flower expert Eric is back with more tips to make your flowerbed look amazing all winter long. 

Here in North Texas, fall is in full swing. Nights are getting longer. Leaves on trees are starting to change colors and fall. Gulf Muhly ...

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Keep Denton Beautiful

News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving health and fitness word cloud

Stay fit During Thanksgiving

Colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and Thanksgiving feasts. Here are a few ways to prioritize health and fitness as the season changes from summer to fall.

Take advantage of the cooler weather with a morning walk. Studies hav...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Tree Giveaway Wrap Up

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Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) hosted its 24th Annual Community Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 22. At the drive-thru event, 700 trees were distributed to Denton residents to plant at their homes. More than 50 volunteers and staff members worked together to ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Wreaths Across America

Person placing a wreath on a grave of a veteran

Wreaths Across America is a program whose mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach. Annually, Wreaths Across America partners with various civic organizations, schools, scouts, and religious organizations across the country to place a wreath on each hero&a...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Healthy Halloween

Halloween photo with shoes, pumpkins, and exercise equipment

Stay fit During Halloween

Colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween candy. Here are a few ways to prioritize health and fitness as the season changes from summer to fall.

Take advantage of the cooler weather with a morning walk. Studies have shown...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Benefits of Taking a Walk in Nature

People gathered around a pond for a walk

It's National Take a Walk to a Park Day! In honor of the national holiday, we would like to highlight the benefits of walking in nature. 

Most everyone knows the exercise benefits of walking, but did you know walking outdoors in nature ha...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Cole Ranch Neighborhood Park

Map of Cole Ranch Neighborhood Park

Cole Ranch Neighborhood Park #1

On September 12, the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification board adopted the conceptual master plan for the neighborhood park of Cole Ranch, phase 1. The City of Denton annexed Cole Ranch in 2006 and was classified as the Co...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Parks and Recreation Rental Spaces Available

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Recreation Center Birthday Party Packages

Host your child’s next birthday party at one of Denton’s recreation centers! Our 1 ½ hour birthday packages include a decorated party room, your choice of 45-60 min of activity, table...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Last November the City of Denton, Parks and Recreation and biking community celebrated the official grand opening of the Hartlee Field Mountain Bike Trail in northeast Denton.  The 5.3-mile-long single-track trail was built by a core group of vol...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Community Tree Giveaway

Community Tree

24th Annual Community Tree Giveaway

Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) and the City of Denton will offer free trees to Denton residents at the annual Community Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Community Tree Giveaway is KDB’s largest and longest-...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Colorful Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community's history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Keep Denton Beautiful

Community Members Cleaning up trash with Keep Denton Beautiful

For over three decades, Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) has partnered with families, neighborhoods, businesses, and community groups all over Denton to achieve a vision of a clean and vibrant city. In 2020, KDB transitioned from a hybrid nonprofit 501c3 organ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 5, 2022

National Senior Center Month

Photos of Senior Center Staff and members at National Senior Center Month Proclamation

Each year, we take an entire month to celebrate and recognize the importance and benefits of senior centers. September is known as National Senior Center Month and the best way to celebrate is to go to your local senior center and participate in at least ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Women's Health and Fitness Day

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Recognizing that women have specific needs when it comes to health and wellness, National Women's Health and Fitness Day was established in 2002 and is celebrated every year on the last Wednesday of September. This year we will celebrate on Septe...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Lawn Management and the Challenges of KR Bluestem

KR Bluestem growing tall around headstones in IOOF Cemetery Denton, TX

How often have you mowed your lawn over the weekend only to find tall weeds growing up to your knees seemingly overnight? You could be dealing with fast-growing King Ranch (KR) Bluestem, an invasive bunchgrass known to grow as much as two to three feet in...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 17, 2021

The Importance of Tai Chi

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How Fall Prevention Relates to Tai Chi

Every second of every day, a U.S. adult (age 65+) suffers a fall, making it the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. Falling and the fear of falling leads to functional decline, which in turn le...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 7, 2022

5 Ways to Get Outside in Winter

Bike Ride Winter

Yeah, maybe it's a little cold outside, but that's doesn't mean you have to stay inside all the time! Get out and enjoy the crisp winter air, get your cardio up, and you'll be warmer in no time. 

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Parks and Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: November 28, 2022

City of Denton Adds Paid Parental Leave to Benefits Package

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Benefit Available Following the Birth or Placement of a Child

DENTON, TX, Nov. 28, 2022 – During the Oct. 18, 2022 City Council Meeting, the Denton City Council unanimously approved a new Paid Parental Leave policy, creating a new benefit for City employees. The policy provides paid parental leave to emplo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Information on the Passage of Proposition B, Relating to Marijuana Possession

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Update: The Canvassing meeting date has been updated to Tuesday, Nov. 22.

DENTON, TX, Nov. 9, 2022 – Following the passage of Proposition B, which outlines actions to be taken regarding marijuana possession in the City of Denton, there is importa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

City Entered Risk Level 3 of Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan

Mosquito Risk Level 3

First Mosquito Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus this Year

DENTON, TX, Nov. 4, 2022 – On Nov. 4, the City of Denton entered Risk Level 3 – Public Health Concern of the Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. Risk Level 3 was triggered because a sample of mosquitoes collected on Oct. 31 from a trap located at the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

City of Denton Announces Selection for Chief of Police

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Chief Doug Shoemaker scheduled to be sworn into office on October 3

DENTON, TX, Aug. 17, 2022 – City Manager Sara Hensley has selected Doug Shoemaker, Chief of Police in Grand Junction, Colorado, for the position of Chief of Police for the City of Denton. Chief Shoemaker is scheduled to be sworn into office and assume the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

City of Denton Announces Finalists for Police Chief

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Interviews and Public Reception Scheduled for Aug. 4

DENTON, TX, Aug. 2, 2022 – City Manager Sara Hensley announces the following five finalists for the position of Police Chief:

Darren Steele, Assistant Police Chief, Irving, TX

Elvia Williams, Police Chief (ret.), Richton Park, IL

Darren Stevens, Assistant Po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

City of Denton to Hold Public Reception for Police Chief Candidates

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Public is Invited to Meet the Finalists and Provide Feedback

DENTON, TX, July 28, 2022 – The City of Denton is hosting a public reception to meet the finalists for Denton Police Chief on Thursday, August 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Development Services Building (401 N Elm St.). In addition to meeting the candidates, ...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: November 27, 2022

Fatal Thanksgiving Hit-and-Run Crash Investigation Ongoing

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 27, 2022 – The Denton Police Department is seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect vehicle involved in the death of a pedestrian on Thanksgiving.

At 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, officers responded to a hit-an...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Sex Offender Arrested Following Home Invasion

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 19, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a registered sex offender on multiple charges following a home invasion Friday morning.

A female resident reported that an unknown male had broken into her residence and physic...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Aggravated Robbery Under Investigation

Denton Police Department Media Release

Update: This suspect was identified as Christopher Mabry. He was arrested on Nov. 4.

DENTON, TX, Oct. 27, 2022 – The Denton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a Wednesday afternoon aggravated ro...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2022

Suspect Arrested After Causing Destruction Inside City Hall

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Oct. 22, 2022 — One male suspect has been arrested after breaking into Denton City Hall and causing extensive damage to the City Manager’s Office (CMO) suite. 

 

At approximately 10:07 p.m., officer...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Landlord Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Sept. 28, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a man for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Family Violence after an investigation into a Sept. 9 incident involving a landlord and tenant living in the sam...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Woman Arrested for Murder Following Drowning

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Aug. 17, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a woman for Murder after her husband’s drowning death on Tuesday.

At 2:57 p.m. Tuesday, officers and Denton Fire Rescue were dispatched to a drowning call in the 1700...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

In-Custody Death Under Investigation

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, June 22, 2022 – The Texas Rangers are currently investigating a Denton Police Department in-custody death that occurred Wednesday.

At approximately 11:42 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of S. I...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Woman Arrested for Murder

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, May 25, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a 30-year-old woman for Murder after detectives determined she fatally shot her husband last month.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of E. Sherman Drive at 9:5...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Update: Suspect Charged with Murder Following Victim’s Death

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, May 10, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a 24-year-old male for a Monday night shooting that resulted in his family member’s death.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Bolivar Street at 8:35 p.m. Monday a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Monday Shooting Investigation Ongoing

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, May 10, 2022 – The Denton Police Department continues to investigate a Monday night shooting that left one critically injured.

At 8:35 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Bolivar Street after a 911 call...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Drowning Victim Found After Search at Clear Creek

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DENTON, TX, April 27, 2022 – The Denton Fire Department (DFD) received a call for a Drowning on Tues., April 26, at 12:44 p.m. in Clear Creek, located inside the Clear Creek Natural Heritage area off Hartlee Field and Collins Roads.

The wife of t...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Second Arrest Made in Injury to a Child Case

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, April 5, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has made a second arrest today in connection to the death of a 7-year-old boy that occurred on April 1. 

As previously released, on April 1, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Denton PD a...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Injury to a Child Arrest

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, April 2, 2022 – A 7-year-old with significant signs of injury was declared deceased yesterday, and a man has been arrested in connection to the child’s death. 

On April 1, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Denton PD and D...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Denton PD Investigating Fatality Crash

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, March 31, 2022 — Denton PD is investigating a single-fatality crash that occurred early this morning after a passenger truck crashed into an 18-wheeler. 

Officers were dispatched to mile marker 467 of I-35E near Nort...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Officers Injured During Arrest of Wanted Sex Offender

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, March 24, 2022 — Two Denton PD Homeless Outreach Team Officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries late this afternoon after they contacted a sex offender with outstanding warrants.

At approximately 3:13 p.m., the Homeles...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

March 19 Murder Suspect Arrested

Denton Police Department Media Release

 

DENTON, TX, March 21, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested 17-year-old Anshawn Phiffer in connection to the murder that occurred on Saturday, March 19 in the 1300 block of W. Oak Street. 

On March 19 at approximatel...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2022

Structure Fire with Victim Found During Search

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DENTON, TX, Mar. 6, 2022 – The Denton Fire Department (DFD) received a call for a Structure Fire near the corner of E. Sherman Drive and Wellington today at 1:55 p.m. The house is a single-family dwelling located in the 2300 block of Royal Acres...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Fred Moore High School Student Arrested

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Feb. 25, 2022 – The Denton Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old student at Fred Moore High School after a firearm was found in his backpack on Friday afternoon.

A family member reported to school administration that Marquez R...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Barricaded Person Taken into Custody

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Feb. 22, 2022 – After hours of negotiations with an armed barricaded subject, officers were able to bring 39-year-old Gabriel Temba into custody without incident.

At approximately 8:42 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, office...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2022

Suspect Deceased, Hostage Safe Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 29, 2022 – A hostage is safe, and the Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate a shooting involving a Denton police officer early Saturday morning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., Denton Public Safety Communications received a cal...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Woman Arrested for Murder of Grandchild

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 24, 2022—Denton Police Department investigators have arrested 57-year-old Angela Downing for Murder after her 3-year-old grandson was declared dead on January 22. 

On Jan. 18, officers were notified by Child Protective S...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Denton Police Investigating School Threats

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 19, 2022 – The Denton Police Department continues to investigate threats against Denton high schools that led to campus lockdowns on Wednesday morning.

At 9:39 a.m., Denton Public Safety Communications received a call threatening...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Denton PD Seeking Community’s Help in Hit-and-Run Crash Investigation

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Jan. 1, 2022 – After a vehicle struck and injured a woman on N. Loop 288 Friday morning, the Denton Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect who left the scene. 

At 3:35 a.m. Friday, officers were di...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Man Arrested for Murder After Fatal DWI Crash

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 8, 2021 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a Krum man for Murder after an investigation into a fatal, alcohol-related crash revealed he had multiple Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) convictions.

Investigators determined Damon Brown...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Denton Police Arrest Man for Murder

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Nov. 5, 2021 – The Denton Police Department has arrested 39-year-old Zeniff Rudd for the shooting death of Mindy Tenerias, 26, who was murdered earlier this year.

On March 6, officers were dispatched to a shooting at 12:57 a.m. in the...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Intoxication Manslaughter Investigation Ongoing

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DENTON, TX, Oct. 22, 2021 – An intoxication manslaughter investigation is underway following an early morning crash that killed one person.

At 2:17 a.m., Denton police officers were dispatched to a major, two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jim Christ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

You're Invited! Ribbon Cutting for Denton's New Community Shelter

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Ribbon Cutting for Denton's New Community Shelter operated by Our Daily BreadFriday, December 9, 2022 | 1 p.m.909 N. Loop 288Denton, TX 76209

Join us for the ribbon cutting of Denton's New Community Shelter! 

Open house, tours, an...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Pre-Register to Speak Over the Phone for City Council and Planning & Zoning Meetings

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You are now able to pre-register to speak over the phone for City Council and Planning & Zoning meetings! A link to fill out an online form will be available at www.cityofdenton.com/publicmeetings when the agenda is posted and you will then be able to...

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